Lifesize Communications, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) and a leading global provider of high definition (HD) video communications, today announced that it has joined with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to offer HD video conferencing for Alcatel-Lucent communications environments. As a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Alliance and Application Partner Program (AAPP), Lifesize will collaborate with Alcatel-Lucent to integrate Lifesize HD video solutions with the Alcatel-Lucent communications platforms, enabling high quality, immersive video communications with telephone-like features and ease of use for businesses of all sizes. The AAPP also enables the two companies to co-sell and co-market the combined solutions.
“Integrating Lifesize high definition video conferencing with Alcatel-Lucent communications and collaboration platforms offers enterprise clients unsurpassed quality and flexibility for their communications network, assisting them to move to solutions that help make money and save money,” said Tom Burns, head of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise activities.
“Teaming with Alcatel-Lucent gives enterprise customers, government agencies and service providers the ability to easily and effectively deploy HD video communications into their communications environment, as well as those of their customers," said Craig Malloy, chief executive officer of Lifesize Communications. “Seamless integration of HD video conferencing into enterprise telephony networks expands the accessibility of high quality, face-to-face communications to more knowledge workers throughout the organization. More accessible, more scalable and easy to use solutions will make video communications as widely used as the telephone.”
The initial solution supports Lifesize HD audio and/or HD video calls within the Alcatel-Lucent telephony communications environment, extending features such as four digit dialing and call handling. The teaming also enables HD video collaboration between room-based Lifesize users and desktop-based Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch 8660 My Teamwork Unified Conferencing and Collaboration users.
About Alcatel-Lucent Alliance and Application Partner Program (AAPP)
Alcatel-Lucent Alliance and Application Partner Program (AAPP) supports companies that develop communications applications for Alcatel-Lucent enterprise solutions and today offers more than 100 certified applications and 300 registered companies in the AAPP. These partnerships and innovations keep Alcatel-Lucent solutions at the forefront of the communications industry and enrich technology offerings to customers. For more information, visit http://www.applicationpartner.alcatel-lucent.com
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
Lifesize delivers video conferencing that’s as easy, as lifelike and as remarkable as meeting in person. Founded in 2003 and acquired by Logitech in 2009, Lifesize continues to reinvent the video conferencing industry. From delivering the world’s first high definition video conference in 2005 to introducing the first cloud video conferencing solution to provide a connected experience across devices and meeting rooms, Lifesize addresses organizations’ demand for high quality and reliable video that is affordable and simple to use. For more information, visit www.lifesize.com or follow the company @LifesizeHD.
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